Location of Functions for Healing: A Vastushastra Way
Type
journal article
Year
2007
The theme of Vastushastra is hinged on the concept that the surrounding energies as affecting the earth should be optimally utilized in such a way as to be compatible to the laws of nature and functional requirements. Thus it deals with accentuation of positive energies and rejection of negative energies taking into consideration the macroscopic and microscopic effect. The cumulative effect of energies on the built form in the embodied plot has led to specific geometric form with varying energy grids on it which ultimately led to the location theory of different functions. The stipulations through observations, experimentation, which are time-tested and confirms with today’s science ensures conducive energetic environment to both the performer and the function. The implementation of vastu edicts prevents and/or cures the stress conditions and pin-point the saying “prevention is better than cure”.
Citation
Kulkarni, G.V., and Bharat, Alka. "Location of Functions for Healing: A Vastushastra Way," in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 1, issue 3 (2007).
Parent Publications
Copyright
G.V. Kulkarni and Alka Bharat
Country
India
Language
English
Keywords
building analysis and assessment
contemporary architecture
environment-behavior studies